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Old 01-26-2016, 08:25 PM   #36
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Bought these recently. Very useful in tight areas.
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Where'd you get those from/how much?


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Also, I've heard those large harbor freight toolboxes are just as good as the really expensive ones. When I move to a larger house in a few years, I plan to get one of those.
From a professional standpoint I wouldn't quite make that stretch, but from a DIY standpoint it would be a great box for home.

I've found these caliper compressors to be great for front brake setups. They don't quite fit in most generic rear brake setups (like Hondas) very well though. I've seen stuck calipers break loose using a set of these.
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Thanks for the info. Overall they seem to offer decent product. I have a location about 45 min away from me and visit occasionally.







Good to hear. I am going to need a low profile jack this spring. Do you have the extended reach or standard?

I have the two ton long reach.

http://m.harborfreight.com/automotiv...ump-68050.html


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Ebay $125. A coworker got them about a year ago and I used them often. Finally decided to get my own. Then again you know how people get about someone using their tools.

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Ebay $125. A coworker got them about a year ago and I used them often. Finally decided to get my own. Then again you know how people get about someone using their tools.


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Hey, Travis, what are your thoughts on impact sockets from Harbor?


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From a professional standpoint I wouldn't quite make that stretch, but from a DIY standpoint it would be a great box for home.

I've found these caliper compressors to be great for front brake setups. They don't quite fit in most generic rear brake setups (like Hondas) very well though. I've seen stuck calipers break loose using a set of these.
For rear calipers, I've gone with something more like this. Picked a used set up on eBay for small money a while ago and made screwing the pistons back into the rear calipers a breeze.

https://store.snapon.com/Disc-Brake-...t-P646109.aspx
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I never used them, but never say any broken ones come back.
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Snap-on and Matco are overpriced boutique tools to impress your buddies with... you want good tools go with sk, proto, williams etc...

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Snap-on and Matco are overpriced boutique tools to impress your buddies with... you want good tools go with sk, proto, williams etc...

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Any good mechanic will tell you it's hard to beat Matco or snap-on tools.

I would always buy them when it mattered but in cases it didn't (pry bar, dead blow ect) I'd buy Cornwell or crapsman


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I would always buy them when it mattered but in cases it didn't (pry bar, dead blow ect) I'd buy Cornwell or crapsman


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Yeah they arent bad tools but i dont see them being much or any better than some of the lower priced brands. So if you want to spend big money on tools there are better choices.

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If it's a tool you'll probably use frequently (like, say, a 3/8" ratchet), I'd go for the best quality you can afford, so you only have to buy it once.
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There is actually a big difference in feel, using all Matco, snap on and craftsmen you get what you pair for. The snap on and Matco have just a solid feel and have smoother actions.
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I ran their sockets for 3 years without any issues, but I've got buddies and coworkers who say they have seen those sockets blow up.





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For rear calipers, I've gone with something more like this. Picked a used set up on eBay for small money a while ago and made screwing the pistons back into the rear calipers a breeze.

https://store.snapon.com/Disc-Brake-...t-P646109.aspx

That set is very handy, a guy I used to work with had an air powered one that would apply pressure for you and all you had to do was twist. I'll have to see if I can find it.




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The big issue with SK, Proto, and Williams is they don't have a dealer stop by the shop every week. Personally, the few SK tools I've held have always felt cheap to me. But I could be considered a Snap-on fan boy since that's what my box mostly comprises of.
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For rear calipers, I've gone with something more like this. Picked a used set up on eBay for small money a while ago and made screwing the pistons back into the rear calipers a breeze.

https://store.snapon.com/Disc-Brake-...t-P646109.aspx
Found it. http://www.amazon.com/Brake-Caliper-.../dp/B00H97RSG6
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Just bought this today to cut out the faux cap hump. You guys have any experience with Chicago power tools?


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Definitely, useful Ros.


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